Industry bodies have set in motion a survey to judge the building service sector’s ability to engage with building information modelling (BIM).
Level 2 BIM will be required to be used on all public-sector construction contracts from spring 2016, and the survey aims to examine the position of the sector in this regard.
It is the result of collaboration between the Electrical Contractors’ Association and CIBSE, along with further support from BSRIA, BEAMA and Building magazine.
One of its aims is to explore the readiness of the sector to engage with BIM in the next six to 12 months.
ECA director of business services Paul Reeve said: “This sector-wide survey will provide much needed and very timely information on how ready the sector is to engage with BIM as we approach the 2016 government deadline.
“We urge all companies to take part in the survey, and we will be sharing the data with the industry, the government and other stakeholders when the results are in during September 2015.”
BSRIA principal consultant and BIM specialist John Sands said: “With the implementation of the government’s Level 2 BIM mandate just a few months away, the industry should be in a position to make the most of the opportunities it will present.
“This survey will help us all to identify where we are in the BIM journey, and enable us to plan the way forward to BIM maturity.”